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Old 10-12-2010, 07:34 PM   #1
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Drain Plug

So today at work it's starts raining and the jeep has no top on. No biggie it's a jeep right well why trying to drain the water i come to realize there is no easy to use drain plug in the rear. So i go home and dry it out now I'm trying to figure out why there is no drain plug back there and what others have done to solve this problem. Any ideas? I have a 97 TJ by the way.

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Old 10-12-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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There are two in the floorboard of the backseat. Where else do you want one? The water runs down hill....

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:03 PM   #3
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Due you have a rubber piece for yours? Mine has a metal piece that you have to remove from under the jeep......
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Back up real fast then hit the brakes, works for me
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Mine have two behind the driver seat in the flat part of the rear
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Back up real fast then hit the brakes, works for me
Haha yes it does!
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Due you have a rubber piece for yours? Mine has a metal piece that you have to remove from under the jeep......
Yes hers does. What year is your TJ...early models didn't have rubber plugs in the rear floor board.

Solution to this...drill a hole and put a plug in it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:02 PM   #8
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What year did they start putting them there? I woukd just drill a few big holes near the wheel wells on each side maybe 6" away from them. Just watch where you drill them!
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Yes hers does. What year is your TJ...early models didn't have rubber plugs in the rear floor board.

Solution to this...drill a hole and put a plug in it.

Thanks Tim, didn't know that.... I just assumed... and well, we all know what happens when we ass u me.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:26 AM   #10
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Park the jeep on a steep incline of some sort with the rear higher than the front. There are little channels that let the water flow to the front rubber drain plugs. I have a '99 and have to do the same thing. I hate it, major fail on Jeeps part not putting rubber drains in the rear.

Of course the driving fast and slamming on your brakes works too.
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I have a 99 TJ with no holes in the back, while my wheelin buddy with a 2000 TJ does... I assume that the change was made for the 2000 models. However, I think a few minor changes were made halfway through 1999 (the drainholes?). Somewhere around then I guess.
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Yeah, i've got one in the driver side front, one passenger side front, one driver rear, and thats it...missing one passenger side rear.

And its funny you mentioned this today...same thing happened to me haha. Only downside was that i was on my motorcycle when it happened and it also hailed...not cool
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Lol Owen that's funny but had to stink to be you. We don't get hail in Louisiana we got snow last year for first time in like 5 snowed like 2 minutes. Dam global warming making it snow.
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Yeah dude, it sucked...jeep is still wet today!

Got off the highway at the nearest exit and took the backroads home so i only needed to go 40 instead of 70.

I was snowed on last year on the last couple miles of the ride i was doin and i would much prefer that haha.

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